Isaiah 33:21
New International Version
There the LORD will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them.

New Living Translation
The LORD will be our Mighty One. He will be like a wide river of protection that no enemy can cross, that no enemy ship can sail upon.

English Standard Version
But there the LORD in majesty will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, nor majestic ship can pass.

Berean Study Bible
But there the Majestic One, our LORD, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals, where no galley with oars will row, and no majestic vessel will pass.

King James Bible
But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

New King James Version
But there the majestic LORD will be for us A place of broad rivers and streams, In which no galley with oars will sail, Nor majestic ships pass by

New American Standard Bible
But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us A place of rivers and wide canals On which no boat with oars will go, And on which no mighty ship will pass—

NASB 1995
But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us A place of rivers and wide canals On which no boat with oars will go, And on which no mighty ship will pass—

NASB 1977
But there the majestic One, the LORD, shall be for us A place of rivers and wide canals, On which no boat with oars shall go, And on which no mighty ship shall pass—

Amplified Bible
But there the mighty and magnificent LORD will be for us A place of broad rivers and streams, Where no oar-driven boat will go, And on which no mighty and stately ship will pass.

Christian Standard Bible
For the majestic one, our LORD, will be there, a place of rivers and broad streams where ships that are rowed will not go, and majestic vessels will not pass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the majestic One, our LORD, will be there, a place of rivers and broad streams where ships that are rowed will not go, and majestic vessels will not pass.

American Standard Version
But there Jehovah will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because The Name of LORD JEHOVAH is glorious to us, and he shall be a place of light and brightness to us, and an expanse round about where the authority of a Prince shall not reign, and the mighty man who is found shall not pass through in it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for the name of the Lord is great to you: ye shall have a place, even rivers and wide and spacious channels: thou shalt not go this way, neither a vessel with oars go thereby.

Contemporary English Version
Our wonderful LORD will be with us! There will be deep rivers and wide streams safe from enemy ships.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because only there our Lord is magnificent: it place of rivers, very broad and spacious streams: no ship with oars shall pass by it, neither shall the great galley pass through it.

English Revised Version
But there the LORD will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Good News Translation
The LORD will show us his glory. We will live beside broad rivers and streams, but hostile ships will not sail on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will be our mighty defender in a place surrounded by wide rivers and streams. Ships with oars won't travel on them. Stately ships won't sail on them.

International Standard Version
But there the LORD in majesty will be for us our source of broad rivers and streams, where no galley with oars can go, where no stately ship can sail.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But there the LORD will be with us in majesty, In a place of broad rivers and streams; Wherein shall go no galley with oars, Neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Literal Standard Version
But YHWH [is] mighty for us there, A place of rivers—streams of broad sides, No ship with oars goes into it, And a mighty ship does not pass over it.

NET Bible
Instead the LORD will rule there as our mighty king. Rivers and wide streams will flow through it; no war galley will enter; no large ships will sail through.

New Heart English Bible
But there the LORD will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars will go, neither will any gallant ship pass by there.

World English Bible
But there Yahweh will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars will go, neither will any gallant ship pass by there.

Young's Literal Translation
But there mighty is Jehovah for us, A place of rivers -- streams broad of sides, No ship with oars doth go into it, And a mighty ship doth not pass over it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is Exalted
20Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander; its tent pegs will not be pulled up, nor will any of its cords be broken. 21 But there the Majestic One, our LORD, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals, where no galley with oars will row, and no majestic vessel will pass. 22For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our King. It is He who will save us.…

Cross References
Isaiah 33:17
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and behold a land that stretches afar.

Isaiah 41:18
I will open rivers on the barren heights, and fountains in the middle of the valleys. I will turn the desert into a pool of water, and the dry land into flowing springs.

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 43:20
The beasts of the field will honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I provide water in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.

Isaiah 48:18
If only you had paid attention to My commandments, your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like waves of the sea.

Isaiah 66:12
For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flowing stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm, and bounced upon her knees.


Treasury of Scripture

But there the glorious LORD will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

the glorious

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

Acts 7:2
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

2 Corinthians 4:4-6
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them…

a place

Psalm 46:4,5
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High…

broad rivers and streams.









(21) A place of broad rivers and streams . . .--Better, rivers and canals. The bold imagery has its starting-point in what the prophet had heard of the great cities of the Tigris and Euphrates. What those rivers were to Nineveh and Babylon, that the presence of Jehovah would be to Jerusalem, that could boast only of the softly going waters of Shiloah (Isaiah 8:6). Here, again, we have an echo of Psalms 46 : "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God." The words help us to understand the symbolism of Ezekiel's vision of the "river that could not be passed over," flowing out of the Temple (Ezekiel 47:1-5). And the spiritual river of the Divine Presence would have this advantage over those of which the great cities boasted, that no hostile fleet, no pirate ships, could use it for their attacks. So in Psalm 48:7 the "ships of Tarshish" are probably to be taken 'figuratively rather than literally' for the Assyrian forces.

Verse 21. - But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a Place of broad rivers; rather, there in majesty the Lord is ours; [the Lord who is] a Place of broad rivers, etc. Some critics think that "a place of broad rivers" may be exegetical of sham, "there," and so apply it to Jerusalem; but the majority regard the phrase as applied directly to Jehovah. As he is "a Place to hide in" (Psalm 32:7; Psalm 119:114), so he may be "a Place of broad rivers," full, i.e. of refreshment and spiritual blessing. Wherein shall go no galley. The river of God's grace, which "makes glad the city of God, "shall bear no enemy on its surface, allow no invader to cross it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

there
שָׁ֞ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

the Majestic One,
אַדִּ֤יר (’ad·dîr)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 117: Wide, large, powerful

our LORD,
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[will be] for us
לָ֔נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

a place
מְקוֹם־ (mə·qō·wm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

of rivers
נְהָרִ֥ים (nə·hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5104: A stream, prosperity

and wide
רַחֲבֵ֣י (ra·ḥă·ḇê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7342: Wide, broad

canals,
יְאֹרִ֖ים (yə·’ō·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2975: Nile -- a channel, a fosse, canal, shaft, the Nile, the Tigris

where no
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

galley
אֳנִי־ (’o·nî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 590: Ships, a fleet

with oars
שַׁ֔יִט (ša·yiṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7885: An oar, a, scourge

will go,
תֵּ֤לֶךְ (tê·leḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and majestic
אַדִּ֖יר (’ad·dîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 117: Wide, large, powerful

vessels
וְצִ֥י (wə·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6716: A ship

will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pass.
יַעַבְרֶֽנּוּ׃ (ya·‘aḇ·ren·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on


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